Claudio Francesco Feo

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UNLABELLED Down-regulation of the liver-specific MAT1A gene, encoding S-adenosylmethionine (SAM) synthesizing isozymes MATI/III, and up-regulation of widely expressed MAT2A, encoding MATII isozyme, known as MAT1A:MAT2A switch, occurs in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Here we found Mat1A:Mat2A switch and low SAM levels, associated with CpG hypermethylation(More)
To assess the effectiveness of airway stenting performed exclusively under radiological guidance for the palliation of malignant tracheobronchial strictures. We report our experience in 16 patients with malignant tracheobronchial stricture treated by insertion of 20 Ultraflex self-expandable metal stents performed under fluoroscopic guidance only. Three(More)
The aim of this case report was to evaluate the usefulness of combined biliary and duodenal stenting in the palliation of pancreatic cancer. We report a series of 4 consecutive patients (2 men and 2 women, mean age 58.5 years, range 38-77 years) who underwent combined biliary and duodenal stenting in our department between March 2000 and April 2001. All(More)
PURPOSE To assess the usefulness of self-expandable metal stents in the recanalization of antro-pyloric and/or duodenal strictures. MATERIAL AND METHODS We report our experience of 15 patients with inoperable antro-pyloric and/or duodenal strictures treated by implantation of 21 self-expandable metal stents (18 uncovered and 3 covered) inserted perorally(More)
Bouveret’s syndrome (gastric outlet obstruction due to impaction of a stone) is a rare variant of gallstone ileus. A recently observed case led us to review the literature, with the aim to discuss the recent advances in the management of this rare syndrome. A 69-year-old woman was admitted with symptoms of high intestinal obstruction. Computed tomography(More)
PURPOSE To assess the usefulness of stereotactic vacuum-assisted core breast biopsy (VCBB) performed using a stereotactic add-on device and film-screen technology with the patient in an upright seated position. MATERIAL AND METHODS We reviewed a series of 129 women with non-palpable mammographic abnormalities who required stereotactic VCBB from December(More)
AIM To assess the usefulness of self-expandable metal stents in the recanalization of cervical and/or hypopharyngeal strictures. MATERIALS AND METHODS We report our experience in 10 patients with inoperable cervical and/or hypopharyngeal strictures treated by implantation of 11 uncovered self-expandable metal stents inserted perorally under fluoroscopic(More)
A 47-year-old man was admitted with a 2-day history of abdominal pain, constipation, and mild fever (37.5◦C). His medical history was remarkable for bilateral inguinal hernia and for an appendectomy performed many years previous to this presentation. On physical examination revealed small bilateral groin lumps suggestive of inguinal hernias; both were(More)
Small bowel transplantation (SBT) leads to several changes in normal intestinal physiology with special reference to lymphatic disruption and graft denervation. Intestinal myoelectrical activity (MA) has been studied in different conditions, but little is known about MA in excluded bowel segments without the influence of nutrients. We performed this study(More)
Three cases of cardiac hydatid disease from among the many cases of hydatidosis (>300) in various organs observed by the authors are reported. The sites of the cysts and the complications that arose are described. The first case developed hydatid pulmonary embolism caused by rupture into the right ventricular cavity, the second suffered peripheral hydatid(More)